LOS ANGELES, CA – True to its grassroots, the ANCA will continue its road trip around the Western United States, now with a stop in the state of Washington. On Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 12:00PM the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will host its next Town Hall at the Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church located in Redmond, Washington.
“The town hall meetings play a key role in connecting with the different communities in the region and learning about their needs and interests, while also serving as an opportunity to engage them in initiatives taken on by the ANCA,” stated ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan. “I look forward to meeting community members in the great state of Washington and developing a long term working relationship with them as we continue to plant the seeds of activism in that area,” added Asatryan.
The ANCA-WR Town Hall series is an effort to reactivate and engage Armenian American communities throughout the Western United States. The meetings are led by ANCA-WR senior staff and Executive Board members, who provide attendees with an overview of the organization, its priorities, and recent developments affecting Armenian-Americans, Armenia and Artsakh. After the presentation, attendees have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues of concern, and make recommendations.
The June 2nd Town Hall Meeting will be led by ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan and ANCAWR Legislative Affairs Director Haig Baghdassarian.
“It’s vital that we connect with all our Armenian communities in the United States, making them aware that there is an organization fighting for justice of the Genocide and other issues of concern,” stated Baghdassarian.
The Washington state Town Hall is preceded by those held in Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Fresno, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Boise, Idaho.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.